early waking and napping
February 19, 2009 3:01pm CST
my daughter has has a night time of 10pm for a month or two now. she would then sleep until about 9-10am, then nap from 1230-230. this past week she is still going to bed at the same time but waking up at 7 and then refusing to nap until about 3. this makes for one cranky baby. she is only about 10 months old. do i keep her in the crib in the morning until her usual time or do i try to embrace this new waking time? what about naps? if she is waking up at 7am then she needs a nap by about 11.
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20 Feb 09
I would put her down for a nap at one pm. That way she will eventually get used to waking up at a latter time or will want to go to sleep at one pm like most toddlers. Oh and put her to bed about eight. Ten pm is way too late for a little one to go to bed. Start fist putting her to be at 9:30 pm, and then gradually decrease the hours. You have to make her follow your schedule, not you follow hers.
20 Feb 09
just allow ur baby to his/her new schedule. according to our pedia, babies are always changing their daily sleeping routine specially for babies 2yr and below. we parents should adjust to their schedule (a little sacrifice i guess for our kids). at about 2years above, their sleeping schedule stabilizes and its the right time to stick to regular sleeping schedule like when 2pm comes, my kid should be sleeping irregardless of what she is doing. just be patient for the first few days and time will come, they'll adopt to it.
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20 Feb 09
You have to do what is comfortable for you. I am a stickler for training kids to take naps at the same time every day. I think that napping at 3 is way too late. This is when they should be waking up. If you are up at 7, then why not get her up and start her day off. If she wakes happy and stays in her crib, then you can let her play in there for a little bit. Start a routine and put her down for a nap at 12:30 like she use to do. Don't give her the option to not take one. If she isn't going to sleep, she can lay down in her crib, play some soft music and pull the shades so it is darker for her. She will eventually get that it is time to sleep.